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DAL 27, HOU 23: Cowboys avoid upset of the year

The snuck out a victory over the 27-23.

led the Cowboys down the field for a game-winning 11-play, 98-yard touchdown drive with less than a minute to go in regulation.

After a head-scratching game, the and the made the right plays at the right time to avoid the upset of the year.

The Cowboys scored twice in the first quarter and couldn’t find the end zone again until they needed it the most; a score that won them the game.

The Texans kicked a FG to take a 23-17 lead late in the third quarter.

The team sputtered for most of the game, playing a bit conservatively and nearly cost them, but when it mattered the most, the defense had a goal-line stand.

Just like last week, we had another entertaining 4th quarter.

After Prescott had his arm hit, which forced an interception with just under three minutes to play, I thought the game was all but over.

The defense kept the Houston offense out of the end zone for four straight plays. The stop gave the offense one last chance.

Prescott made arguably his best throws of the season when the Cowboys needed them the most.

The victory moves the Cowboys to 10-3 on the season. It marks the first time since 1995-96 that the franchise has put together back-to-back 10-win seasons.

With all that said, we can’t ignore the fact this team looked awful for the entire game until they were about to be the talk of the sports media world all week.

If I took one thing away from this game, it’s what we’ve been saying all week! Please don’t play with your food; it may cost you.

The way the offense moved the ball on the final game-winning drive is how they need to operate every time they touch the ball.

The defense got a bit banged up in this matchup, and with as thin as they are now, let’s hope and Jonathan Hankins can recover and be ready to go for the playoff push.

A win is a win, but if they don’t find some consistency it is going to cost them in January.

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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Hello Shane. Man I hate to say I was right the last time I texted you, but I was spot on. Mike McCarthy’s passive attitude, Kellen Moore’s incredibly BAD play calling again, and the team overall playing down to the competition is getting old! What will it take for them to understand that they’re going to get EVERYBODY’S BEST GAME? A 1 win team pushes the Cowboys to the brink! McCarthy and Moore HAVE TO GO!!!!!


Agreed. Dak Prescott is who he is! And he’s not Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, or Tom Brady. He’s a decent serviceable starting quarterback and with the weapons at Kellen Moore’s disposal that should be more than enough. Jacksonville ‘s quarterback is better than Houston’s I sure would like to see MacKenzie Alexander on the other Cornerback spot and Kelvin Joseph back on the sidelines PERMANENTLY! All said, I’m glad we’re 10 – 3 when it very easily could’ve be 9 – 4 going into Jacksonville. HAVE TO PLAY MORE CONSISTENTLY going forward towards the Christmas Eve showdown with the Eagles. Kellen Moore has to be on top of his game from now on! I have little faith he will be, but I sure hope so.


Ugly win against a huge underdog. If DP plays like this against a good playoff team, they are done. That long ‘throw it up for grabs” pass to Brown was way underthrown. Likely for him, Noah made a great adjustment to makes that catch.. DP could have easily thrown two more INTS.

Been commenting for years here, DP IS NOT GETTING THIS TEAM TO A SUPER BOWL. This UGLY game against a ONE WIN, 17 POINT UNDERDOG just reinforced my opinion. This should have been a CAKEWALK GAME.

That goal line stand and the run game saved his overated, overpaid ass.


Hey Shane, I get your viewpoint, but really they should never have been in that position to have to drive in the last minutes to beat this team. Like I said, if it were a good team and they way they played, they would have taken a loss. A win is a win which is good, but without that goal line stand, they lose. My two cents.

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